König Juan Carlos I. von Spanien - from Spain

ID: 235654
Organization: EU
Country of meeting: DEU in the year 1982

Two days after Franco's death, he was enthroned as King of Spain (1975)- he supported the construction of political parties and the modernization of the country and decisively advanced the democratization of the state. After the first free elections in 1976, he appointed Adolfo Suarez as Prime Minister, whose government promoted democratic reforms (adoption of a modern constitution in 1978). During the coup attempt by officers of the Guardia Civil (1981) he stood behind the democratization process, so that the coup collapsed.

Activities in the Orangization:
Karlspreis, Charlemagne Prize of Aachen